Report of the Secretary of Agriculture

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1956

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Page 60 - We, here in America, hold in our hands the hope of the world, the fate of the coming years; and shame and disgrace will be ours if in our eyes the light of high resolve is dimmed, if we trail in the dust the golden hopes of men.
Page 27 - Service, provides assistance to gum turpentine farmers who follow conservation practices. In the...
Page 58 - AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE Price and Income Farmers' realized net income was $11.8 billion in 1956, compared with $11.3 billion for 1955. Cash receipts from farm marketings in 1956 were up 2.5 percent over 1955, owing to an increase in the volume of farm marketings. Farmers' nonmoney income, including the value of homeconsumed farm products and the rental value of farm dwellings, was about the same as in 1955. However, the new incentive payments for wool, started in July, and payments for participation...
Page 38 - ... costs. The new containers — fiberboard boxes — are cheaper than the standard fourbasket crate now in general use. Although plum packing costs vary from year to year, estimated potential savings, based on packing and shipping tests in 1954, ranged from 19 to 30 cents a crate depending upon the type and design of the container used. If these containers •were generally adopted by the industry the saving would total $1 million a year. Aeration and fumigation of grain: AMS continued its research...
Page 60 - Free enterprise is based on freedom of choice — free agency — an eternal God-Given principle. The Founding Fathers, inspired though they were, did not invent the priceless blessing of individual freedom and respect for the dignity of man. No, that priceless gift to mankind sprang from the God of Heaven and not from Government.
Page 16 - It was during this period (the 18 months of her mother's illness, ending in death) that I really appreciated, and my family also, all that I had learned in my 4-H Club work. I took over the complete management of our household, doing all the cooking, laundry, cleaning, and everything else that needed to be done. The experience that I gained during that time, I know, will be of great value in my future years as a wife and mother.
Page 27 - The Forest Service cooperated with 43 States, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico in the production and distribution of trees to farmers and other landowners for the planting of woodlands and farm shelterbelts. Distribution under the cooperative program in 1955 amounted to approximately 475 million trees, enough to plant about 475,000 acres.
Page 44 - Department is encouraging to the maximum extent cooperative participation of farm and trade groups and other interested organizations in market development work. The following 17 such groups and organizations participated in export promotion programs: Leaf Tobacco Exporters Association, Inc. Tobacco Associates, Inc. Burley and Dark Leaf Tobacco Exporters Association National Dairy Council Dairy Industries Society, International Oregon Wheat Growers...

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